Browse The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives Home Page

For Love of Norway (Alt for Norge) - 0803275714

For Love of Norway (Alt for Norge) - 0803275714

Pål Espolin Johnson, For Love of Norway (Alt for Norge), Translated and with an afterword by Conrad Røyksund © 1984 Maverick Publication, Soft Cover, 147 Pages, 0-8032-7571-4, 839.8'2374-dc19. 

For Love of Norway is a memorable modern Nordic saga, all the more impressive for an objective style that is the literary equivalent of photography.

From the Publisher:

When Alt for Norge was first published in Oslo in 1975, a chorus of praise went up from critics in Pål Espolin Johnson's native country. It contained "the joy and art of storytelling at its best," one said. This novel about the fishing folk who live on an island off the northern coast of Norway is Johnson's own favorite of his works to date, and it is the first to be translated into English, by Conrad Røyksund, who perfectly catches its eloquent simplicity.

In the tiny village of Mostad, squeezed between the roaring ocean and a saw-toothed mountain, the struggle against the element is eternal. In that small space births, weddings, and deaths unite families. The men who go down to the fishing boats do not always return.

The women work and wish for better times while keeping the home fires burning. The people in these pages are almost too strikingly real to make fiction of, particularly Magda, who stays at Mostad for thirty-nine years and listens to its heartbeat grow dimmer as war, economic depression, and the effects of time and tide set in. 

For Love of Norway is a memorable modern Nordic saga, all the more impressive for an objective style that is the literary equivalent of photography.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC control no.: 89005376
Type of material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal name: Johnson, PaÌŠl Espolin, 1940-
Uniform title: Alt for Norge. English
Main title: For love of Norway / Pål Espolin Johnson ; translated and with an afterword by Conrad Røyksund.
Published/Created: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1989.
Description: 147 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN: 0803225717 (alk. paper)
0803275714 (pbk.)
Notes: Translation of: Alt for Norge.
Series: Modern Scandinavian literature in translation
LC classification: PT8951.2.O46 A7913 1989
Dewey class no.: 839.8/2374
Language code: eng nor

 

Return to Top of Page

Books About Norway, Norwegians or Norwegian/Americans in the Library of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

Search The Archives

Google Custom Search

Norway Book Titles